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Information for 2023/24 academic year

We are continually updating our courses to ensure you get the best out of your time at the International Study Centre. This means that intakes are liable to change with each academic year, so please visit our pre-arrival page for the most up-to-date information

We offer a free online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme.


Kingston University International Study Centre offers a range of pathway programmes, depending on whether you want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The pathway programmes taught at the International Study Centre lead a diverse set of degrees at Kingston University. 


The International Foundation Year is a one-year undergraduate pathway programme. It designed to boost your English language and academic skills to the required level for entry to the first year of your degree at Kingston University.  

The International Year One prepares students for entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree. Equivalent to the first year of your degree at Kingston University, this programme enables you to complete your undergraduate degree in the standard three years. During your time at the International Study Centre, you will improve your academic and English language skills in a supportive environment. 


The Pre-Masters Programme prepares you for your chosen postgraduate degree at Kingston University. You will study subject content as well as English, so that you can begin your degree programme with confidence. 

English Language Preparation 

The English Language Preparation programme is ideal If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your programme at the International Study Centre. Available for students wishing to study the International Foundation Year, International Year One, and Pre-Masters Programme, these intensive programmes will boost your English language in under one term. 

You will need to meet certain English language and academic entry requirements to study at Kingston University International Study Centre. 

If you need to improve your English language level prior to studying a pathway programme with us, you can enrol on our English Language Preparation programme.

You will benefit from early exposure to university-style teaching. Our programmes will introduce you to the type of tuition and learning formats that you will experience when you progress onto your degree. This includes a tailor-made curriculum delivered through a mixture of tutorials, seminar-style classes and large group lectures. 


View tuition fees here. In addition to tuition fees, you should also consider the costs associated with living in Kingston, such as accommodation and other living costs. 

View accommodation fees. They vary depending on the length of your stay and which halls you are living in.  


You can choose from a range of Kingston University halls of residence. You can also arrange your own private accommodation, but you must live within an hour’s commute of the International Study Centre. View your accommodation options here. 

You can book your accommodation once you have accepted your offer of a place and paid your confirmation payment.


You will need a Student visa to study in the UK. Find more information on the visa process.

First, you need to apply for a programme at Kingston University International Study Centre. When you receive an offer of a place, you should accept it by paying your deposit and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) payment. Once you receive your CAS, you can then start the visa application process online.

You can apply for a UK visa up to three months before the start date of your programme. Make sure to start your application early, so there is enough time for it to be processed before you need to travel to the UK.

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